Monday, May 26, 2014

Petro Poroshenko - Hope for Unseen Region

In writing the novel, Unseen, I dove deep into the culture and history of Southeast Ukraine. Studied and lived the life - Soviet apartment, power outage, no hot water, no air conditioning anywhere, and the constant need to 'know someone who knew someone'. One crazy taxi ride after another. I learned of the internal tension of identity...are we Russian or Ukrainian? Unseen is saturated with all this.

But I never dreamed the area of Mariupol and Berdyansk would become common knowledge to so many - so quickly.

This Poroshenko seems to have the ability to unite a Ukraine and carry the reality of a Russian history. They are first cousins...for good or bad. Such is family.

I hope he can.

As always - if you pick up the eBook, it is my promise that the heart of the people of Ukraine will not disappoint - and you will experience a story that is much like a Ukrainian taxi ride. Scary at times...but exhilarating. :-)

For more:

Link to UNSEEN

Note: Amazon has a copy 50% reduced if that is helpful. And the national and international distribution company will conform to that price shortly.

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Reader Mind's Eye: Streets of Berdyansk and Mariupol Ukraine

The current hotspot of Southern Ukraine. Pro-Russians and Pro-Ukrainians.

The protagonist and taxi-driver friend, Dima, of the novel - Unseen, moves back and forth between these two sister port-cities - Berdyansk and Mariupol.

The map I placed at the beginning of Chapter One - may not be as needful to the international reader nowadays ;-)